Apr 16, 2013 6:00pm EDT
out these attacks or why. the white house has just announced that president obama will travel to boston for an interstate service on thursday. laura joins us from a city still in shock. >> yes, cathy, a very somber city. as you just heard in the update from fbi officials in boston, someone knows who did this. they said they are appealing to the public for clues. we also have an update on the forensic examination of the site where the bomb went off. it seems the bomb was contained in a pressure cooker and carried in a black nylon backpack. at the moment, no more questions have been answered. my colleague has this report. >> runners were struggling to the finish line, their families watching, at cheering. then the unthinkable. cheers became screams. a moment of celebration and triumphed shattered. on the streets of boston, sights and sounds more familiar in countries at war. pavement spattered in blood as two bomb blasts claimed their victims. it was the cruelest of moments. >> i saw a trash can explode. people started throwing down the barricade and running over each other. i ran
Apr 23, 2013 12:00am PDT
think of jeremiah wright and all the trouble he got into during the obama campaign when fox news took that comment and didn't let it in a kenyan context, in a context.n a kingian you are right that it is kingi an to the core. the reason i raise it is because i have raised this issue before on this program and elsewhere. as we move toward the 50th anniversary later this summer -- we have 50 years now since the letter from a birmingham jail. care to guess which will get most exposure? why is it that we don't want to wrestle with this side of king, but we will revel in that "i have a dream" prose year in and year out, but not wrestle with the rest of who he was and is? >> let me back up one second and say that one of the things i tried to show in "gospel of see -- oncentz you you see the exceptional nation i have a dream that america went it would be a land where my children can be judged by the content of their character. what is he saying? that country doesn't exist now. the prophetic denunciation is there now very 100 years after the emancipation proclamation -- the second part i
Apr 19, 2013 12:00am PDT
of the film. sitting through the film with an audience, i know what it felt like. ms. obama talked about when we had a screening at the white house. excruciating that scene was, and how she wanted young people , ande how far we have come to realize that we are not there yet. and i think it is more than just racial discrimination. discrimination of all kinds, religious, ethnic. i think we need to do a better job. tavis: i know given your stature, there are presidents who wanted to meet you, but i am curious as to whether or not this represent a moment for you to be in the white house with a black first family, with the big screen movie with this subject matter. >> i am so over thinking of him as a black president. i think of him as our president, wrestling with so many daunting issues and problems. i was delighted to be there. one of the things that was robinson was that mrs. was there with a number of jackie robinson scholarship recipients from across the country, young kids who were brought to washington. they saw a screening of the film that morning and were hosted by mrs. obama.